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Habits of a Mathematician
Problem-based learning is a style of education where the students are first presented with a problem, before being told how to solve it. They must try original strategies to find a solution and be prepared to defend their statements. This practice allows students to explore concepts and discover patterns for themselves, rather than just being told. The core idea of problem solving is, after all, learning to solve problems. The problems presented to students will be carefully selected and written to stimulate thought and guide students to discover key concepts.
"Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather the training of the mind to think." - Albert Einstein
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I was born in Summit County and was promptly whisked away to Idaho and spent the next thirty years growing up in the Northwest (save a short stint in Indiana). After earning a BS in Geology from Southern Oregon University, my interest in teaching began while sharing local knowledge on guided rafting trips. The passion grew as I tutored struggling students in engineering and help them apply algebra to solve real problems. Through my travels and outdoor pursuits, I continue to observe relationships that can be represented and explored through mathematics. By teaching, I aim to help all students discover their own relevance of the patterns and functions we explore in the classroom. Outside of school, you can find me riding singletrack with my dog, hiking a kayak into remote river canyons, or learning on my own through books and podcasts.